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  1. Electrical
    I have a bathroom with three light fixtures on the same breaker. The fixture farthest from the breaker, which has its own switch, is working. The two closest to the breaker, which are on two switches on the same switchplate, do not work. They stopped recently, at the same time. I have removed...
  2. Electrical
    Hello all, This is my first post and hoping someone can help me find a safe, simple solution. My house has an exhaust fan located in the basement for venting air from the bathrooms on the upper two floors. Each bathroom has a switch to turn the fan on, because the switches are wired in...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, I've recently purchased the: Sense Home Energy Monitor". The device works with one main panel fed from 1 meter. It can work with multiple panels as long as the other panels are subs of the main panel. Well, my home has multiple panels and I assumed that I had 1 main panel and 1 sub...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, first post on the forums. I have searched the forums and cannot find the answer. I installed 220 in my panel a few weeks ago. Due to limitations I did it with 8 gauge wire to a 60 amp double poll breaker. So I could hook up the computer equipment I wanted I ran 2 nema l6-30...
  5. Electrical
    Hi folks. In the house I've been living in for the last few years, one of the two doorbell units stopped working. The older unit is a circular buzzer type which still works. The newer one is a Friedland 8va chime, which has kind of given up the ghost. I did some digging and buried under 8...
  6. Flooring
    I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death but... Previous homeowner installed 3/4" x 2 1/4" oak hardwood parallel to joists in a my 12'x22' living room. I've done some remodeling and now am installing 3/4" x 5" Cumuru in my kitchen/dining room (16" x 22") on the opposite side of the house...
  7. Electrical
    Feeling stupid and was hoping someone might know the answer. The 6 lights pictured below are each normally meant to be directly hooked into a 9 volt battery and have a resister built into each one of them. An odd project requires me to wire the power to them instead. Question #1: Can I safely...
  8. Electrical
    I will be installing some new work outlets and switches, and am wondering what the optimal way to lay out the wire path in the wall. Are there any rules of thumb, when deciding how to wire up sockets and switches? Should I try and daisy chain (series) them as much as possible, or use a...
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